At the Jain temple, at Mattancherry, at 12.15 p.m. pigeons arrive in large numbers. They are fed with grains of rice. You can throw the grains to the ground or place them in the palm. The pigeons will land on your hand, and they will peck so well, that your skin is not touched. This practice that has been going on for a long time. Took part when friends from the US came for a visit.